Devin L. Brown, MD, MS, is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program in the University of Michigan Medical School.
Her research interests include stroke-related health disparities, sleep disorders in stroke patients, clinical trials in stroke, and stroke-related health services research. Dr. Brown has been a PI of 9 NIH R01/U grants and currently serves as a multiple PI of Sleep SMART , a large clinical trial of CPAP for stroke patients implemented through StrokeNet . She is also co-director of the University of Michigan Regional Coordinating Stroke Center as part of StrokeNet.
Dr. Brown's honors include the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation McDevitt Excellence in Research Award, MICHR’s Exemplary Team Science Award for the Stroke Health Disparities Research Program, a Dean’s Award for Clinical and Health Services Research, and the International Stroke Conference Outstanding Stroke Research Mentor Award. In addition, she has been listed among the "Best Doctors in America" each year since 2007.
Dr. Brown serves as an editorial board member of Neurology (and served on the Stroke editorial board from 2011-2015). She has also been a member of an American Heart Association Peer Review Committee (2010-2015), including serving as co-chair and chair. Furthermore, Dr. Brown has served on the StrokeNet Trial Recruitment and Retention for Under-represented Minorities and Ethnicities Advisory Committee and Northern Manhattan Initiative for Minority involvement in Clinical Trials (NIMICT) Steering Committee. She is co-chair of the Training/Education Core of StrokeNet.
Areas of Interest
Sleep disorders and stroke; stroke-related health disparities research; behavioral interventions to promote health equity; stroke-related clinical trials; mentorship of trainees and junior faculty.
Acute stroke, stroke prevention.
Stroke Can Cause Sleep Apnea in Some Patients
Stroke patients who have damage to their brain stem are more likely to have sleep apnea than those with damage in other parts of their brain, Michigan researchers report.
Sleep Apnea Not Associated with Wake-Up Stroke
Stroke onset while asleep does not seem to be the direct link between sleep apnea and stroke.
Medical School or Training
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1997
- Neurology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2001
- Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, University of Virginia, 2003
- American Heart Association, Stroke Council
- American Neurological Association, elected member
- Sleep Research Society
- American Academy of Neurology
- Vascular Neurology